I’m pleased to announce I will be speaking next month at the Alexandria Archaeology Museum, located on the third floor of the Torpedo Factory.
Here’s the info.
Local historian Jay Roberts will discuss the little known visit Frederick Douglass made to Alexandria on September 24, 1894. Just five months before his death, Douglass - orator, statesmen, influential publisher, social reformer, and champion of civil rights – came to Alexandria. The occasion that brought “the Lion of Anacostia” to Virginia soil was the 31st anniversary of the Emancipation Proclamation. Learn more about this interesting event, sponsored by the Friends of Alexandria Archaeology (FOAA). Light refreshments.
Free, but please RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org
The timing on this worked out wonderfully. It’s the 120th anniversary of the speech Douglass gave here in Alexandria in 1894.
Hope to see you there!